What Is Acceptance, Really?

And since time can move me toward acceptance, but too much time can whiz me right past it, time is not the ‘key’ to acceptance. It is a constant effort which I believe has many facets – not the least of which is play or fun. It turns out, intensity does not lead me to acceptance either. It seems to come in a relaxed but aware state. Continue reading What Is Acceptance, Really?

Dear Young Person In the Restaurant

Dear young person in the restaurant, I don’t ever want to have to have a conversation with you where you are struggling against the ablistic ideas which are pumping so strongly through your veins that you think the proper option might be death rather than to reconsider those ideas and ideals. I don’t ever want your life at risk because society has told you my life is so damn awful it’s amazing I haven’t killed myself already. Continue reading Dear Young Person In the Restaurant

From Regimen to Discipline – Journeying to Acceptance (rewrite March 19, 2017)

Ultimately, it came down to this: Do I choose to be trapped by my and society’s determinations of what I can and cannot do based on my ability to conform to regimen (which I had come to expect of others as well), or would I rather find some acceptance about my inability to engage in regimen, and in doing so, become open to new ways of continuing my contribution to life? Continue reading From Regimen to Discipline – Journeying to Acceptance (rewrite March 19, 2017)